Question about Macbook pro retina?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Curialover, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Curialover macrumors newbie

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    I am going to buy a macbook pro retina version
    wanted to know this before
    after installing Windows 7/8 on it using Fusion or boot camp
    how much dedicated gaming Ram i get
    will all the latest windows games work fine on it ?
     
  2. Stetrain, Aug 15, 2013
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    Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Are you talking about the 15" version?

    If you want to play games you will want to use Bootcamp, not VMware Fusion.

    When you use Bootcamp and boot into Windows there is no virtualization or emulation. Windows can see the full amount of RAM the machine has installed as well as the full power of the NVidia graphics card and it's dedicated memory.

    It should run basically all modern games, but probably not at the maximum settings. You may get better results by running games at lower resolutions than the maximum 2880x1800 of the retina MBP, like 1440x900, 1680x1050, or 1920x1200.


    The 13" version doesn't have the NVidia graphics chip and won't perform nearly as well with games.
     
  3. Curialover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks
    it comes with 1GB gaming ram
    can we extend it by converting 16GB RAM into Gaming RAM ?
    as some latest games require more then 1 GB gaming RAM
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    No, the system RAM and the video RAM are separate things on the logic board. How much video RAM a game needs can depend on the resolution you run the game at and how high you set the graphics settings.
     

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